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Oil Change Info for 2013+ Hybrid/Energi


Best Answer FordService , 21 February 2014 - 09:21 AM

Hi everyone,

 

It appears that all of these questions you guys have thrown my way have resulted in some interesting discoveries. The oil recommendations in most of the printed materials for the 2014 Fusion Hybrid are incorrect. 5W-20 is still the recommended oil.

 

I did get complete confirmation that using 0W-20 oil is fine. It will not hurt anything and will not void your warranty, so long as you are having it changed at the appropriate intervals. 

 

I'm sorry that it took this big, drawn-out conversation to get to the bottom of this, but at least it makes sense that your oil caps say 5W-20. 

 

Thanks for all of your great questions!

 

Ashley

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#41 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:07 PM

He also said they could only have 5 Cmax Energi and 5 Fusion Energi for the year.  Which means, even if they sold everyone they could get, they could not sell enough to pay for their fancy chargers.  IOW MSRP or higher or go walk.  I never had a good vibe with that dealership even if my FIL bought from them since the day they opened.


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#42 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:50 PM

Is the standard oil change of the 2013 Fusion Semi-Synthetic motorocraft oil?

i.e., if I get "The Works", is that what Ford recommends and what I'll get?

 

With the oil change interval now at 10k, I was wondering if they might have changed this?

I haven't dug that far into the manual.

 

 


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

Is the standard oil change of the 2013 Fusion Semi-Synthetic motorocraft oil?

i.e., if I get "The Works", is that what Ford recommends and what I'll get?

 

With the oil change interval now at 10k, I was wondering if they might have changed this?

I haven't dug that far into the manual.

 

 

 

Page 301 - Engine oil 4, 5 4.5 qt (4.3 L)

 

- Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil (U.S.)
- Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (U.S.)
- Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Super Premium Motor Oil (Canada)
- Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (Canada)


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#44 OFFLINE   rico567

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:12 AM

I still can't go past 3K OCIs without thinking about it, guess I'm showing my age. But this is the 21st century, and contemporary manufacturing techniques and the engines they produce simply don't require oil changes oftener than the manufacturer's recommendations. And the color of the oil is irrelevant...except that the oil darkening means that it's carrying all the byproducts of combustion and other crud, which is what it's designed to do. The only way to know how oil is doing is send it off for a UOA (used oil analysis), everything else is speculation, since there are so many variables in how individual cars are driven and the environments they're driven in. I've used Blackstone Labs in Fort Wayne with success. Oil changes at 3,000 miles belong to the days when cars didn't have oil filters (who remembers that?).



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

[quote name="jeff_h" post="40989" timestamp="1358543290"]

I changed my oil in the 2013 FFH for the first time today, here are a couple points that will interest those who change their own oil.
 
- Gone are the thick plastic covers for the drain plug and oil filter from the 2010 that needed a 7mm and 10mm socket/nut driver to remove.  Now there is a large cover (for airflow/sound) that is about 3' x 4' (approx of course) and goes under the entire engine, and is secured by 11 Torx T30 screws.  So be sure you have one of these T30s on hand before you start, or you will be backing down off the ramps again to run to the auto store.  Actually there are two other airflow/sound covers on the underside that are about 2' x 6' each and go down the length of the car on each side of the exhaust.
 
- Drain plug is 15mm (whereas the 2010 was 13mm) and is facing to the rear of the engine, so I assume that a car sitting level or on ramps would both be good for draining.
 
- Oil Filter is about the same place as the 2010, in front and easily accessible, points straight down.
 
- 2013 FFH takes 4.5 quarts as shown in the owner's manual, which is a different amount than is noted for the various engine sizes in the conventional Fusions (which all have different amounts based on each engine type).  Oil filler cap specifies 5W-20 which is also noted in the owner's manual.[/quote

I apologize, what's a T30?]
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

I apologize, what's a T30?]

Torx bit size 30.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:30 PM

thanks Murphy.
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:51 PM

Changed the oil today, thanks for all the info!! I had the 9 torx screws and the 2 rectangle clips. Hardest part was getting the car on jack stands. I will have a better way next time. Jacking up one side at a time was way time consuming. Next time I'll try to take the underside cover off first, then use my floor jack on the front metal bar.( under the cover ).

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:27 AM

Get a set of low profile ramps.

 

Drive on.

Change oil.

Drive off.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

Get a set of low profile ramps.

 

Drive on.

Change oil.

Drive off.

I have  set of those, cant get the car up them, the buggers keep moving! LOL  Some great mind thought, hey why should we put rubber feet on the, they wont go anywhere. Yeah...........right.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

I have  set of those, cant get the car up them, the buggers keep moving! LOL  Some great mind thought, hey why should we put rubber feet on the, they wont go anywhere. Yeah...........right.

Duct tape'em to the cement floor.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:03 AM

oh, so chiseling the groove for them in the concrete wasn't such a great idea? :) 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:32 PM

I place mine against the edge of the garage floor which is about 1/2" higher than the driveway
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

I just bought my FFH last month...I am a DiY'er.  When I asked the salseman about changing the oil he said to me that I should be very careful because of the...as he put it "High Voltage wires" then can electrocute you if touched.  I laughed to myself about that, and did not want to emabarass him in front of my wife. 

Since I am near the mileage for an oil change (I drive a lot)...has anyone heard of any safety precasautions for doing any general maintenance with regardds to the Hybrid system?



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

I just bought my FFH last month...I am a DiY'er.  When I asked the salseman about changing the oil he said to me that I should be very careful because of the...as he put it "High Voltage wires" then can electrocute you if touched.  I laughed to myself about that, and did not want to emabarass him in front of my wife. 

Since I am near the mileage for an oil change (I drive a lot)...has anyone heard of any safety precasautions for doing any general maintenance with regardds to the Hybrid system?

 

 

You get your first oil change free at the purchasing dealership. Id use it, its free after all. 


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

You get your first oil change free at the purchasing dealership. Id use it, its free after all.


Not all dealers offer a free first oil change, mine didn't.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:12 PM

I could have sworn that was a Ford program and the dealer who sold u the car was the only one who could it to get the credit

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

Not all dealers offer a free first oil change, mine didn't.

Neither did mine.  Sounds like a ploy to get you in so they can try to sell you something else.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

Just looked on the owner advantage rewards website. When you purchase a vehicle and it gets registered ford puts a free oil change on that vehicle for use only at the purchasing dealership. So it is something you get free as a reward from ford for purchasing. 

 

Did your dealership register you for it? I got my cards about 3 weeks after purchasing direct from ford and they mentioned my free oil change. But i got everything included till 50k miles so ill get that one after the 50k change i guess. 


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

All of the dealers around here have dropped out of the Owner Advantage program.  My previous dealer dropped the program in the summer of 2009.  My current dealer dropped the program in March of this year.






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